Saturday, September 3, 2016
Dear slowmo friends.
For now we have to say good bye.
10 years of slowmo are coming to an end.
10 years in the textile industry, whose far-reaching impact on humanity and the environment is often still being underestimated, even though the textile industry is one of the oldest and according to numbers of employees and profits one of the biggest industries of the producing economy.
To be able to assess the social, economical and ecological relevance of textiles, we have to consider the entire production chain from fiber to disposal.
This is what we have always done at slowmo. We coordinated every step of the production chain ourselves and tested each step on its sustainability. Passionately we worked on creating structures enabling us to produce fundamentally sustainable and fair trade clothing.
We have come to the conclusion that this industry is growing slower than we had hoped and that it still has a long way to go. We were unable to find an investor who was ready to take slowmo to the next stage.
Therefore we have to change course. We will continue to be involved in social justice, environmental protection and conservation and we will never stop looking for alternatives.
But before we close we couldn’t help but produce a couple more pieces in a limited edition: the knitted cardigans JARI and MIMO. They will be the final pieces in 10 years of slowmo collections and are now available in the online shop. www.slowmo-shop.eu
A few other remaining products will also come out of storage for this one last sale.
We produced all our pieces for you, our customers and you deserve a big thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We hope you enjoyed many wonderful moments in your slowmo clothing and that many of them live on for years to come!
If you would like to send us a little „good bye“, we would be excited to receive a picture of you in your favorite slowmo pieces!
Thank you for your continues support and trust in us!
We say good bye with the slogan we started with:
Look lovely... smile beautifully... stay open minded... and keep it slowmo.
With our best wishes,
Felicia and Melchior Moss
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Something new in the slowmo shop: www.slowmo-shop.eu
We reprinted the „support your local hero“ T-Shirt together with the Berlin based Brand of the same name...
This time in slowmo quality, certified organic and fair traded!
We grew a small range around the shirt which is now exclusively available in the slowmo shop.
Thereby great accessories to be used in various ways.
Who are your local heroes and why?
They deserve our recognition...
There will be another limited edition next month, knitted pieces in a wonderful pattern... we are looking forward to it!
We wish you a happy beginning of the summer,
all the best,
the slowmo Team
Friday, January 8, 2016
We wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!
We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year!
Thank you for being part of this journey with us. Many of you have been with us since the very beginning and we couldn't have done it without your unwavering support!
It all got started in one of the typical Berlin courtyard apartments. The siblings Felicia and Melchior Moss accepted the challenge to re-define the textile industry, by slowing down the pace. Since that day 10 years ago we have strived to combine social and environmental responsibility with the highest quality and timeless design.
With your buying decisions each one of you has an impact on our world, social structures and our environment. You actively made the choice for fair trade, organic clothing, supported fair working conditions, organic farming and environmentally friendly produced fabrics with your purchases. You contribute to a better world.
We highly respect and want to thank you for your actions!
Longtime and tight knit collaborations with our production teams make slowmo products possible, but you are the ones closing the circle by actually going out and purchasing slowmo clothing.
You probably remember the african quote we like to use:
„If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together...“
We want to continue on this path with you and provide you with more in-depth insights and background information.
We will continue to make our ideas reality and even though the new shop and website have not been launched, you can already find new content and more transparency on the old site.
The slowmag contents will be posted at www.slowmo.eu/news until the new slowmo and slowmag website is launched. There will not be a printed version of the slowmag until then.
Fair Fashion Sale!
For our 10 year anniversary we would like to invite you to our studio in Friedrichshain, Berlin for a Fair Fashion Sale! You can find new favorites for amazingly low prices! There will be Womens and Mens fashion, Kids and Babies clothing and accessories.
This is because we like variety and asked some of our colleagues to offer their last season items or pieces with slight defects at our Fair Fashion Sale. We are looking forward to a colorful, organic and fair trade selection! Besides our slowmo pieces you will find these brands:
Caro e. | CharLe | Batata | Bleed | Format | sekai colori | slowmo | Treches
When: January 21st – 24th, 2016
Thu.+ Fri. 2pm-8pm , Sat. + Sun. 11am-6pm
Where: slowmo home, Kopernikusstrasse 34, 10243 Berlin
S+U Station Warschauer Strasse
New ideas, new location...
we are moving and want to travel light weight…
Which gives you the opportunity to also buy sewing supplies, inventory, retail clothes racks, frames etc. for low prices at the Fair Fashion Sale.
At this time we are looking for a next tenant for our beautiful, bright rooms with kitchen, cellar, terrace and garden located in Friedrichshain! For more information please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 21, 2015
In plaine summer every day tempts us with cosy warm sunrays.
Take a look at our webshop to find refreshing offers for hot hours at the beach as well as cosy knit for cooler evenings under the stars.
Fun colors and materials in our usual organic quality top off your summertime.
we prolong the participation until 31. August, so don't miss your chance!!
ECF – Farmerboys
The farmerboys run Europe's biggest urban Aquaponik-Farm right here in Berlin.
Aside from fish, which will be ready for sale at October, they produce herbs and vegetables in a extraordinary quality.
For our raffle we have 3 well-filled vegetable boxes at disposal.
To participate send us a mail with the subject „Farmerboys“ at email@example.com until August 31st, 2015.
Weleda – pomegranate
soybeans – not only the food industry makes big use of it.
slowmag issue 17 offers various articles about this little magic bean.
Weleda offers 5 nail care sets made not only with precious pomegranate but also with exclusive organic soy oil.
Take your chance and send us a mail with the subject „Weleda“ at firstname.lastname@example.org until August 31st, 2015.
Monday, July 6, 2015
The true cost - a movie recommendation
The true cost of fashion. People who follow tempting cheap offers without thinking about it often call themselves "fashion victims". But very different people are the true victims of this fashionindustrie. This movie draws a clear picture of that fact.
A thoroughly researched movie about the fate of those who pay the real price for cheap clothing.
You can buy or rent the movie right here:
The days are starting to get shorter after the european heliotrope in the end of June. But the really high temperatures are coming up and give us a real summer feeling.
The good weather makes us want to go outside and meet friends.
It feels good to enjoy the very hot days in the shade with good ice-cream or cold watermelon and charge our batteries.
We wish you a recreative and creative summerbreak.
Keep it slowmo!